11 (January-March 2007)
Inside Out investigates the impact of global warming across England,
and asks if the situation is as dire as many scientists predict.
and climate change
Inside Out investigates the impact of global warming
on wildlife across England. Plus photo
An interview with Blur's Alex James, sitting in the studio at his
farm in the Cotswolds.
We're a country of dog lovers so it's shocking to find that
some countries still have traders dealing in dog meat.
The collapse of chalk caves underneath Reading - the full extent
of the problem has been brought to light for the first time by BBC Inside Out.
relatively Otters in Hampshire so Inside Out's Chris Packham set out to track
some down. Plus Otter
Out unmasks the Dorset-based loan arranger whos been taking small businesses
for a ride.
Inside Out shows how easy it is to turn your phone into a
bugging device. Plus advice and web blog.
Inside Out follows the remarkable story of war hero Buster
Crabb who disappeared in strange circumstances in 1956.
thought that one in 10 of the population of Southampton is Polish, a figure often
quoted by MP John Denham.
Inside Out tells the story of the first person in the country to
be banned from selling cars.
Inside Out challenges one of Britain's most notorious con men over
his latest, multi-million pound project in which he poses as a United Nations
Looking for love
Shappi Khorsandi goes looking for love on the Isle of Wight, a place she had not
visited since she was on a school trip in the '70s.
When Augustus John arrived in the quiet Hampshire town of Fordingbridge
in 1927 it wasnt clear whether he was more famous for his art
or his love life.
Trophy, land investment and Lottery dreams
Inside Out's Chris Packham takes
to the skies for the Schneider Trophy. Plus a look at land investments. And a
review of who benefits from National Lottery funding in the South of England.
Loo, flying boats and Chinese herbalists
Inside Out tells the story of
flying boats - and the last regular passenger service out of Southampton. And
how some Chinese herbalists are prescribing potentially dangerous remedies without
a proper consultation. Plus the eccentric Filly Loo festival.
girl, the seaside, and theatre fraudster.
Inside Out follows the story
of Hayley, a 13-year-old girl from Romsey with terminal cancer. Plus our theatre
fraudster story updated. And a special trip to the seaside for kids who've never
seen a beach and sand,
Series 9 (January-March 2006)
blunders, time share, and the Spitfire
Chris Packham explores his personal
list of seven man made blunders of the South of England. We reveal the real story
behind the time share deal that seems too good to be true. And we celebrate the
70th anniversary of the Spitfire.
fraudster, fresco restoration, and the Queen Mary
Inside Out South unmasks
a theatrical fraudster who has used a string of false names to promote a play
about false identity. Plus the restoration of an Italian fresco. And the ambitious
plan to bring one of Southampton's most famous ships back to its home port.
drugs, and air speed record
Inside Out meets internationally renowned
photographer Charlie Waite. Plus drugs use in Winchester. And the British man
broke the air speed record 50 years ago - Peter Twiss.
Bank, Sussex follies, and Dorset Heath
Inside Out takes a look at how
Dorset Heath provides an ideal habitat for reptiles. Plus the story of how one
man risked everything he owned to fight Lloyds Bank through the courts. And Sussex
Pottery, and children's Proms
The new bright red tableware being developed
by the South West's traditional Poole Pottery. And the children from the south
of England preparing for the biggest concert of their lives.
shells, crime writer, and DJ James Zabiela
Inside Out investigates how
dangerous live military shells and bombs are going missing before the Army or
Police can make them safe. Plus crime writer Peter James. And Southampton DJ star
lovers, fossils, and the Bustard
Inside Out investigates the case of the
couple who loved dogs too much. Plus the British Bustard. And what's happened
to the fossils that were found in the Isle of Wight.
search, squirrel sanctuary, and Red Hat convention
Inside Out follows
Bob Stephens on an emotional search for his father. Plus Chris Packham visits
a secret squirrel sanctuary in Hampshire where the owner admits he is breaking
the law. And Lesley Joseph learns the art of growing old disgracefully.
drinking, brittle bone disease, and Dragonflies
Underage drinking in the
suburbs of Bournemouth. Plus Linda Robson tells the story of a family's fight
for a proper diagnosis of their two girls who suffer from brittle bone disease.
And look at Dragonflies and Dameselflies.
Series 8 (Sept-Nov 2005)
Inside Out's special investigation into university course standards.
Inside Out investigates Nighthawks - the treasure hunters who refuse to abide
by the law.
We look at the trauma faced by the Southern families with no
news about loved ones caught up in the South Asia earthquake.
healer, Lua Lua, and archaeology
Inside Out meets Magrit Coates, an animal
healer and author. Plus we follow footballer Lua Lua on his trip to the Congo.
And some of the South's stunning archaeology.
cameras, animal hoarding and Maiden Castle
Inside Out investigates if
mobile speed cameras are as accurate as the police would have us believe. Plus
the condition of animal hoarding. And the magnificent Maiden Castle.
dogs, and Iron Age Fort
This week Chris Packham gets his teeth into another
under cover investigation involving the rescue of mistreated and neglected dogs.
Plus a visit to Danebury and its fort.
man, Tourettes, and prehistoric landscapes
Inside Out investigates an
international con man, the impact of Tourettes Syndrome, and the South's prehistoric
landscapes of The Ridgeway.
controversy, Mole Crickets, and yews
Inside Out investigates the English
village in dispute over a mobile home park, the ancient yews of Sussex, and the
Mole Cricket rediscovered in Oxfordshire.
Series 7 (Jan-March 2005)
- The devil's bird
have been known as "The Devil's Bird", probably due to their inaccessibility.
Just like owls, they attract more folklore than good natural history.
- How accurate are the mobile speed cameras being used
by the police to enforce speed limits?
- Are we getting the sentencing right for rioting football
- Ballroom dance mania is hitting new heights. Inside Out puts
on its dancing shoes and dons its tuxedo.
- Senior defence solicitor and former stipendiary
magistrate secretly filmed helping 'a client' fabricate courtroom lies.
- Chris Packham takes to the air with Red Kites at Ibstone and
join Chris Packham this week and share secrets of their coastal homes.
- American foxhunters in Tennessee plan to join one of the first
hunts, post potential ban.
world of the badger
- We enter the twilight world of badger watching
with badger fan Chris Packham.
- Chris Packham looks at the life of the Montagu's Harrier,
and explains why it is one of Britain's most endangered birds of prey.
on council gypsy sites
- Travellers were threatened with eviction from
six council-owned sites in Oxfordshire after refusing to sign new licence agreements.
- No-one really keeps a list of endangered words, but if they
did, on it you would probably find words from the Southern dialects and they're
dollar lottery scam
- Organised criminals are behind a scam that relieves
elderly people of millions of pounds of life savings in a lottery that does not
- Chris Packham leads us through the South's profusion of the
floral top of the pops.
Make a Wish
- Keith Chegwin makes a dream come true for one wee man
with Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
Series 6 (Sept-Nov 2004)
- Pole dancing is trading up from the seedy image of lap dancing
clubs to the respectability of dance studios, gyms and kitchens (yes kitchens)
all over the country.
- Inside Out exposes the owner of a Hampshire mobile home
park who has been persuading vulnerable people to sell their homes for a fraction
of their true value.
- Described as a "drinking club with a running problem",
thousands of Hash House Harriers take to the open road each week for some serious
exercise and some even more serious refreshment.
ghosthunting with the Delays!
- How do you know if an old house is haunted?
You may see the odd shadow, hear a bang or two, but how do you know for sure?
We join the Southampton rock band, 'Delays', on a ghost-bustin trail.
- You might think that the south of England has got enough
of stray dogs as it is. That's nothing compared to the problem in southern Ireland.
only is the sea full of interesting stuff, much of it ends washed up on the beaches.
Everything found on the beach tells a story, it's just a case of finding ways
of understanding them.
to the roads on a motorbike built before 1915 is more than just a way of getting
from A to B. Inside Out follows comedian Gina Yashere as she enters the Pioneer
Run to Brighton on a 1913 Gerrard motorbike.
- Nature and wildlife are Chris Packham's loves. But the
world of prize vegetable growing has, till now, eluded him. Chris finds out that
size matters when it comes to his leeks with expert advice from a champ.
the very first time in British waters, marine naturalists have not only discovered
but also filmed an almost mythical creature. The seahorse.
5 (Jan-Feb 2004)
- It's a multi-million pound industry and Eastleigh's Mike
Barnes is bidding to become the best in the business.
- Inside Out uncovers the hidden world of the New Forest streams
with the Environment Agency Fisheries team.
- Absconding patients from St Ann's psychiatric hospital
in Poole have exposed weaknesses in hospital security.
- Living in debt is a fact of life for many householders. Inside
Out investigates how money lenders are targetting some of the most vulnerable
people on the South's housing estates.
- Inside Out exposes a therapist's bogus cancer treatment
with the help of a patient diagnosed with prostate cancer.
- There are a number of disreputable dog breeders out
there who are in the business just for the money. Inside Out uncovers the misery
behind the puppy farming trade.
Series 4 (Sept-Oct 2003)
- Rogue energy salespeople
investigate slippery salespeople, who make a killing out of unsuspecting people.
- Inside Out presenter Chris Packham revved up to take part in
the Mower Racing World Championships in Where.
probe the undergrowth in search of crickets and find these rare insects
have made their home in a most unusual, but rather appropriate place.
you were stranded in a forest, would you be able to survive? Inside Out took city
dweller Keith Fields to try his luck in a 600 acre wood in West Sussex.
- Have you ever received a text message congratulating
you on a cash prize win? If you have, you're not alone. We expose a telephone
network which provides a platform for bogus companies to cash in on premium rate
Idol meets Canine Academy
- Lassie, Toto and the Littlest Hobo all had
to start somewhere and if you think your dog has star quality then Berkshire based
stage school for dogs may just be the place to start.
wants to be a Millionaire
- If you've ever dreamed of living like a
millionaire and you're not above a good old fashioned snoop then join Inside Out's
Chris Packham and domestic goddess Rita Konig as they find out how the other half
greater mouse-eared bat
- The greater mouse-eared bat was declared extinct
12 years ago, however two individuals have turned up in recent years. We join
in the hunt to discover if Britain's rarest mammal has made a comeback.
3 (Jun-Jul 2003)
- Take a walk through woodland in southern England and you could
be in for a big surprise - one weighing up to 150 kilos in fact! For the south
is the only area in Britain where wild boar can be seen.
- Inside Out joins Marine Biologist Lisa Browning as she explores
the diverse marine life in the rock pools of Kimmeridge Bay in Dorset.
- An Inside Out undercover investigation team exposes
the appalling conditions at one of Britain's most popular bird parks.
Out takes a look inside the secret world of the Druids. We go back in time to
rediscover the true spirit of Druidism.
- Every year millions of birds travel hundreds or even thousands
of miles to the UK to breed. Chris Packham looks at bird migration with a visit
to one of the south's top birdwatching sites.
- A contract, a page three girl and a Sussex love rat - Inside
Out goes undercover to expose a conman. Guiy de Monfort, otherwise known as Guy
Cavalero, born as plain old Graham Leaver is the subject of our expose.
England v Germany - but not as we know it! It's the World Marbles Championship
2003 - a contest which can easily reduce grown-ups to tears.
- Ever fancied yourself as the next Kate Moss or Jodie
Kidd? If you have, you're not alone. Hundreds of young hopefuls attempt to break
into the industry each year. But it is not as easy as some agencies would have
Series 2 (Jan-Mar 2003)
- Inside Out investigates a company that claims to collect for
charity. The company targets bars and pubs of the south and are scamming the public
out of thousands of pounds.
- A high pitched whinny, the clatter of hooves, there's
been ponies running wild in the New Forest for thousands of years. But what is
the future for this breed? Inside Out investigates the incredible history of these
- In the current climate of self help, alternative treatments
and complimentary therapists, food allergies appear to be the latest cause of
ill health. But how accurate are these food sensitivity tests? Chris Packham goes
undercover to find out.
wants a knight in shining armour to sweep down and open doors for them? Well,
many modern men and women of the 21st century would say a firm no thank you!
- Grab your red bathing suit and float and prepare
to run in slow motion - Baywatch is coming to Bournemouth.
- Of a score of good things found outside heaven, The
land of Sussex was granted seven, The choicest of those I often feel, Is the oily,
glutinous Pulborough eel ...
- Always dreamed of having a big family? How big? We've tracked
down Tracy and Pete Lewis, who have 12 children. So before you decide how many
kids you should have you'd better read this!
going on a treasure hunt? Well geocaching may just be for you - it's the latest
hi-tech craze to sweep the country.
- Inside Out, with the help of John Inchley, goes undercover
to investigate alternative therapists who falsely claim to cure cancer.
1 (Sept-Nov 2002)
- When Marguerite Sassen-Povel was 91 years old, she announced
that she was leaving her family and going to live with her male nurse. Three months
later she made him the main beneficiary of her will.
Leek - The South's white witch
- Sybil Leek - dubbed ‘Britain’s most
famous witch’ - has an incredible life story. The world's media flocked to her
door when she announced she was a white witch.
- The Purple Emperor may be a rare species of butterfly,
but even rarer and more difficult to find is the butterfly collector. In the mid
nineteenth century there were over 3,000 butterfly collectors in Britain. Now
there are just a few hundred remaining.
world heritage coast
- This voyage of discovery proves that you don't
need to trek to exotic places to discover extraordinary creatures living secret
- Weather can behave in some very strange ways, baffling not
only the public but the experts. We look at southern England's oddest meteorological
busting - The feline way
- The pressure of 21st century living is not
only causing us humans sleepless nights, but apparently it's rubbing off onto
our pets too.
- Crop circles are one of the planet's great mysteries, and
nowhere are they more of a puzzle than in southern England.
- Upwards of 1,000 cars of people are attracted to Guildford
on the first Sunday evening of every month. But it is not the cathedral or the
theatre which draws many in. 'Boy racers' congregate for 'cruises'in the town
dolphins - friend or foe?
- Growing up with Flipper you may be forgiven
for believing that all bottlenose dolphins actively seek out the company of humans.
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